Wednesday, 24 February 2010

04.____The Art Of Procrastination...

Clearly, there's at least ten things that I should be doing right now, and writing this blog isn't one of them, but here you find me, typing away.

There's so many distractions these days, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging are just a few, don't get me wrong they're all brilliant at the right time, but when your deadline is tomorrow, they really aren't.

Getting out of bed this morning, you felt vaguely positive, here you have a full day where you don't have to be anywhere, no commitments, just time to get down to the pile of work which has been increasing while you hide it under your pile of Vogue magazines. Around you are mugs, shopping lists, printed out lecture slides, a filofax, your phone, all sorts of things which are there to inspire you, but the simple truth of it is, they don't.

Instead, what you really have your eye on is your laptop. No-one can take it away - a parent's nightmare quandary - clearly they need it do to homework, but they are also using it to watch iPlayer, listen to music and spend half their lives on Facebook. What's a parent to do? It's the same when you're a student, however the only one disciplining you is yourself, which doesn't quite work as me.

Its like when you know in the bottom drawer of your desk is a bar of chocolate, you know you shouldn't eat it, you definitely know you can wait until tea time, but it's calling your name, so you give in.

Except when the thing you give into is time, there's no way of going back, there's no gym you can go to to get rid of the extra chocolate, it's simply gone, and the pile of work is still building.

This was the position I was in... instead, I found myself on Ebay - as you do, just to look - the state of my bank balance is a constant feature in my mind, so just nosing around, I came across a vintage camera. A Kodak Retinette to be precise, and at the price it was, I bought it, I have a love of photography and vintage things, and this little camera brought the two together, so why not?

Isn't it beautiful?

Another thing I came across during my misspent time was Ellie Goulding, she's 23 and has a brilliant sound. I thoroughly recommend buying her album - and yes, buying - the old fashioned way, the one that involves a CD.

Monday, 15 February 2010

03.___Where the mind takes you...

So, in the not so sunny north of England where I am currently situated the weather is really indecisive, well it's decisive about one thing... it's awful weather. Whether the weather be rain or snow it's going to slap you in the face as soon as you leave the warmth
of the university halls. Unfortunately to do this you have to get very cold and very wet, thus making you ill. Hooray! It's only been two weeks into the second term and we're all falling like flies!

I just think of warmer happier times...
Who wouldn't rather be in the glorious NYC? Catching a show on Times Square or getting lost for hours down 5th? I would, without a shadow of a doubt...

Spending lazy days wandering around Central park sounds fabulous compared to here, oh well, it's nearly Easter and then it's home time!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

02. ___ Valentines Day

I love both the film and the day.

Firstly, the film -

Was brilliant,very funny and it's one of those that you can actually go and see with your mum! But, if like me, you do go and see it with that someone special, it will make you smile and remember the good times and things that you thought you had forgotten.


The day!

I am very lucky to have that special person in my life, and maybe this Valentines Day wasn't spectacular, we had a spectacular weekend instead, today (valentines day) was perfect, a lazy day just the two of us :)

The only bit I didn't like was the saying goodbye part - we're living in different cities, which sucks but we're currently getting 2 lives in 2 different cities, which is great.

One city I love, and one city I don't.

Happy Valentines day darling x

01. ___ The Bain of a Student's Life...

So, inevitably, being a student is hard, not the lifestyle, God no, it's the unfortunate fact that you have to budget. Not only does it take up precious time, but it also leaves you either broke, all the time, or very very rich with the nightlife of a 2 year old.

Where's the middle ground?

Why is Tesco so ridiculously expensive? We already know that they're in trouble -
so why do they think that it's fair to continually rip us poor students off?

After all, as some like to think of us, "the future of our country", alas, there's a vast majority of us that really aren't going to be the next entrepreneur or prime minister, however we are all going to be shopping at supermarkets for the rest of our lives, so why, can't they give us a break now?

Being a student though, for the record is a pretty good life, now is the only time that you have no one to answer to, your only responsibility is turning up in the right place at the right time and you can clear off all over the country whenever you like!